Union ramps up strike threat against Taj Mahal casino

    Atlantic City’s main casino workers union is ramping up the threat of a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino.

    Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union says it will load a storage trailer on Tuesday with supplies it would need for a strike against the casino.

    It also will begin training workers as “strike captains” to organize picketing.

    The union seeks the restoration of health insurance and pension coverage that the casino got permission from a bankruptcy judge to eliminate last October.

    The union has already authorized a strike against the Taj Mahal should its leaders decide to call one.

    Trump Entertainment Resorts says it has a plan to remain open during a possible strike, but won’t detail the preparations it has made.

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